OK, he calls it a “jet pack” but it’s obviously too big for that because it rests on landing gear… and it isn’t a jet. It uses a regular piston engine (Two-stroke, I’m betting) and a pair of ducted fans to produce 600 pounds of thrust. “Personal Flight Vehicle” is more like it (Plus, “PFV” sounds cool), but I’d like to have one… but not until the price is significantly below the $100,000.00 US they are initially asking.
“OSHKOSH, Wis. — To rise off the ground wearing a jetpack is to feel the force of dreams. Very, very noisy dreams.
On Tuesday, an inventor from New Zealand plans to unveil what he calls “the world’s first practical jetpack” at the EAA AirVenture, the gigantic annual air show here. The inventor, Glenn Martin, 48, who has spent 27 years developing the devices, said he hoped to begin selling them next year for $100,000 apiece.”
The only thing I’d rather have is a Skycar.